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Britain's medieval castles [electronic resource] / Lise E. Hull.

By: Hull, Lise.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 218 p.).ISBN: 9780313027444 (electronic bk.); 0313027447 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Castles -- Great Britain | Architecture, Medieval -- Great Britain | Great Britain -- History -- Medieval period, 1066-1485 | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | KastelenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Britain's medieval castles.DDC classification: 623/.1941/0902 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: What Is a Castle?; CHAPTER 1 Castles as Offensive Weapons; CHAPTER 2 Castles as Defensive Strongholds; CHAPTER 3 Castles as Residences; CHAPTER 4 Castles as Status Symbols; CHAPTER 5 Raglan Castle: A Properly Fortified Military Residence; CHAPTER 6 What Is a Castle? Revisited; Epilogue; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the essence of the medieval castle--a structure that is equal parts military, residential, and symbolic--reveals itself not only through the grandeur of such architectural masterpieces as the Tower of London, and the imposing nature of such royal residences.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-210) and index.

Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: What Is a Castle?; CHAPTER 1 Castles as Offensive Weapons; CHAPTER 2 Castles as Defensive Strongholds; CHAPTER 3 Castles as Residences; CHAPTER 4 Castles as Status Symbols; CHAPTER 5 Raglan Castle: A Properly Fortified Military Residence; CHAPTER 6 What Is a Castle? Revisited; Epilogue; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

The widespread construction of castles in Britain began as soon as Duke William of Normandy set foot on the shores of southern England in 1066. The castles that were constructed in the ensuing centuries, and whose ruins still scatter the British countryside today, provide us with an enduring record of the needs and ambitions of the times. But the essence of the medieval castle--a structure that is equal parts military, residential, and symbolic--reveals itself not only through the grandeur of such architectural masterpieces as the Tower of London, and the imposing nature of such royal residences.

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